I’m kicking off the 2012 Book Club with a classic: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. As Janvieve Naemani says, “This book is old as dirt.” It’s also an excellent primer for us to start off the new year extremely intentionally!

I love that Hill integrates spiritual principles and practices in this book without beating you over the head about it. There are wonderful self-assessment tools in it AND great prayer treatments to increase your confidence. Yes, auto suggestion is prayer therapy! All of those statements he encourages you to say every day most certainly qualify as prayers. Slick, right? Besides there is an entire chapter on faith. Make no mistake, this is a very spiritual book!

Bottom line, this is a book that will encourage you to be mindful about how successful you can be while giving you tools to do it. I’ve gotten into the habit of reading this one every year. Usually I read it at the end of the year in preparation for the new year (which I did do last month.) I will also read it again this month so we can yap about it together right here on the blog and on twitter using #HTCBookClub.

Which of Hill’s stories most resonated with you and why? What intention were you comfortable setting around financial achievement? Are you willing to commit to daily prayer therapy around the accomplishment of  your financial goals? What is the first thing you will have to address within yourself based upon your personal inventory? Which fears will you overcome this year in order to grow into your next level this year?

*Reminder: You’re invited to tweet it up with me about this book and your revelations using #HTCBookClub. I AM @HealingTruthCtr on the twitter.
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With love and faith in God as you…

SHAWNA MARIE
HealingTruthCenter.com

At a time when the common daily conversation was about poverty, I decided to initiate a daily conversation about prosperity.  It was just that simple.  Besides the fact that turning on the news, going to the mental health center where I worked as a medical social worker and psychotherapist, and answering the Healing Truth Center prayer  request phone line  I was inundated with reports of financial hardship, my very own financial picture started to take a turn.  During the times I’d dedicated to daily prayer, the list of souls and situations on my prayer list kept getting longer and longer. It seemed like I was constantly called to remind myself of God’s awesome power to bless and prosper me and everyone in the world.

First I began sending an email every morning with a positive word to keep souls in good spirits and optimistic about the potential for their abundant good (and me, too.) Following my daily prayer and meditation time each morning I’d jump on my laptop and post a message and end with Prosperity NOW!” It probably got me just as pumped up as I’d hoped it got everyone else, if not more. I would leave the house with a big fat smile on my face, optimistic and ready to both give and receive abundant blessings.

Within a couple of days I had so many ideas in my mind that I would have to spend some time deciding which one of the 10 or 20 ideas I would post. By the end of that first week I had thought it would be good to write down the ideas that were dancing around in my head so I would remember them for the posts in the coming days. But once I got to writing, more ideas kept pouring into my mind and then onto my notebook. A total of one hundred and fifty ideas were revealed to me. Some of the ideas were about financial well-being, others were about love of self, a Higher Power, life and realizing healthy relationships. There were ideas about spiritual growth, health, as well as mental and emotional wellness.

As I read these ideas in their entirety I felt GOOD! I felt encouraged. I was excited about life in general and my life in specific! I felt inspired and confident in God’s awesome power healing, blessing and prospering this entire world!  I kept reading them over and over and over again! Every time I read them through I was even more amped than the previous time. “Now what?” I asked myself, taking a pause from flooding my mind with these inspiring ideas. Then the images began to flash into my mind as to the look and feel of the book that would contain these ideas.

The ideas contained in Prosperity NOW! are just as much for me as they are for every soul who is inspired by them. Media, marketing and mental health professionals can all attest to the power of suggestion when ideas are repeatedly presented. Given all of the ideas traversing the universe on a daily basis that do not serve to uplift, inspire or empower us, I remain dedicated to spreading ideas of abundant good fortune in all aspects of life. More than money (and yet including money), prosperity is about overall well-being. Prosperity NOW! as a phrase, a book, an audio book and a movement reminds us that we deserve abundant good in our health, career, relationships, finances and spirituality.

If you are feeling sad, unloved, confused, worried or stressed about anything at all, check out the new Prosperity NOW! audio book. You will remember that you are love, destined for greatness, and inseparable from God’s awesome Presence, Power and Wisdom in, as and through you. If you are ready to grow into a greater level of satisfaction in your life, definitely start your day with Prosperity NOW! Download the MP3 or buy the gift book and then bath your soul with these inspiring ideas every day. Even if every single aspect of your life is on point, the Prosperity NOW! ideas will help you remember all you deserve to be and receive in this glorious life of yours.

Love ya!
BLAZE
@UMystic

SHAWNA MARIE is a Spiritual leader, psychotherapist and author. She provides consultations, courses and speaking engagements integrating spirituality and mental health. Be inspired and connect with her at HealingTruthCenter.com.

What do I know?

05/27/2011

Blessed Day BE~LOVED Ones! This morning I am inspired to share what is pouring from my heart. Even though I had already begun another post, which apparently will be shared another day, perhaps these particular words of inspiration will better serve you today. What do I know?

I KNOW that there is a Presence, Power and Wisdom in this Universe that is greater than me and yet also surrounds me and emanates from deep within me at the very same time.  I know that this Presence, this Power, this Wisdom is always acting for the greatest possible good for all, everywhere. I know that no matter how things may appear to be at times, even then this Presence, this Power, this Wisdom is operating for good in my life and for everyone. I know that this Presence, this Power, this Wisdom perfects and protects ALL that concerns me at ALL times!

Change is GOOD

I know that change is constantly in progress 24/7, and not even one day goes by when this Presence, this Power, this Wisdom isn’t working to change me for the better so that I can be a better vessel in service of humanity. I know that the circumstances in my life are opportunities for growth, pregnant with possibility for me to know more about God’s awesome Presence, Power and Wisdom. I know that to know more God, means to know more about God’s Presence, Power and Wisdom in, as, for and through me, too.

I know that revelation happens every single day, if I am open to receive it. I know that morning meditation keeps the door open for more revelation to come to and through me. I know that all change happens from the inside out; therefore, I choose to be still each and every day in silence so that the inner transformation can take place and lead me throughout the day. I know that my life is a living prayer; therefore, I am mindful of my thoughts, my words and my deeds. I know that all change is ultimately for good.  I know that by God, all crooked ways are always made straight.

I AM Holy, Perfect and Divine!

I know that while the world view may tell me otherwise, I AM Holy, Perfect and Divine! I know that my Divine Spark is actually a powerful, blazing, fiery flame capable of lighting up this entire world, blessing, healing and prospering everyone! I know that there is no person, place, thing or condition that can move me from my Altar of Eternal Peace, my constant communion with God, my inner sanctum or my ever-expanding realization of the radiant Divine Light of God that is me! I AM (the God Presence) that I AM!

Healing Truth Center Heals, blesses and prospers souls!

I know that Healing Truth Center is a ministry powered by God Almighty! I know that the Light, Love, Power and Wisdom of God radiating from Healing Truth Center activities heals, blesses and prospers souls worldwide! I know that the Healing Truth Center vision of spiritual freedom and mission of spiritual healing and empowerment are much greater than me, hence I must rise to the occasion of this calling and do my part in full faith and obedience. I know this ministry is valuable and worthy of support. I know that the souls who are inspired by Healing Truth Center will show their appreciation today and every day.  I know there are sponsors who believe in this mission and want to support Healing Truth Center activities.

No one is meant to strain or struggle!

I know that no soul is meant to ever strain or struggle in this world. I know that with God, by God and  for God,  all is well, easy and blessed. I know I AM blessed! I know I AM well! I know I AM Victorious over ALL circumstances and situations! I know I AM radiant with the Light, Life and Love of God! I know God is working in, as, for and through me! I know God’s awesome Power! I know God’s awesome Presence! I know God’s awesome Wisdom! I know God perfects ALL that concerns me! I know I AM protected by God! I know God is my Source! I know God always provides for me in wonderful ways! I know God sustains me! I know God! I know God! I know God! I know God never fails and neither does God as me! And so it is! Amen!

Are you inspired by this blog? Please support my efforts with a contribution to the Capital Campaign for Healing Truth Center today! Thank you!

Love,
BLAZE

SHAWNA MARIE is a Spiritual Leader, psychotherapist and author. She hosts the Living in Spiritual Perspective Show at HealingTruthCenter.com and provides consultations to empower others to their greatest potential.

As we all take note and celebrate our mothers today I am reminded of the tremendously courageous process of loving and nurturing from conception to maturity. This is the legacy of motherhood. Mothers conceive, nurture, birth and continually nurture a seed to full maturity and beyond. This is the same process each individual undertakes as we conceive, birth and mother the Divine Ideas that are revealed to us.

I am so very grateful for the wonderful woman who conceived me, Norma Dwyer, and the amazing women who joined her in nurturing me to maturity: my Mumzie (Renee Aarons-Cooke), Grandma Bunnie (Norma Cooke), Grandma D (Birthlyn Dwyer), Grandma Rie (Marie Woods) and my aunties Ava Spencer, Jeannette Ruffins, Michelle “Tia” Woods, Claudette DePass, Keely Dwyer and Sheridan Cooke (a.k.a. my sister from my grandmother). It speaks volumes that each of these women have left indelible imprints in my life and continue to do so today.

Their example and that of mothers everywhere is a model for me as I conceive, birth and nurture the Divine Ideas that are revealed to me. The Healing Truth Center ministry, the Prosperity NOW! book and new Audio Book, as well as my new book ONLY GOOD are the seeds that I am nurturing to maturity. Real talk, this process is beyond words. It’s humbling, its inspiring and it requires me to constantly lean not unto my own understanding… to participate in a process that is so much bigger than me and certainly greater than what I can often conceive….  I suspect its the same for mothers.

Happy Mothers Day to all of the blazing and amazing mothers living in Earth and in Spirit! I pray that you are always surrounded by the Light and Love of God and realize the breath of your legacies, having nurtured generations of souls worldwide from conception to maturity. It seems to me that motherhood is a ministry in its own right. Surely it demands unbounded love, dedication, courage, sacrifice, tremendous faith and more. Rock on ladies!

May we all strive to live up to the greatest expectations of our destinies, to the Glory of our Creator – Divine Mother/Father God.

Are you inspired by this blog? Please support my efforts with a contribution to the Capital Campaign for Healing Truth Center today! Thank you!

Love,
BLAZE

SHAWNA MARIE is a Spiritual Leader, psychotherapist and author. She hosts the Living in Spiritual Perspective Show at HealingTruthCenter.com and provides consultations to empower others to their greatest potential.

Copyright 2011 Healing Truth Center. All rights reserved.

My evolution in ministry has required me to move into a new role, that of an entrepreneur. Living in Spiritual Perspective means that everything that I AM and all that I do is within the context of spiritual principle. Hence my latest revelations have been about spiritual entrepreneurship.

Ideas have come forth regarding participating in the G.O.D. (Good Opulent Design)™ in the roles of entrepreneur, employee, consumer and minister, which has been wonderful. I am sharing these insights as part of the Spirituality and Business Series of Shows on SHAWNA MARIE TV LIVE Saturdays 9AM Eastern at HealingTruthCenter.com. On today’s show I revealed the first 3 Core Competences of Spiritual Entrepreneurship: Order, Purpose and Vision.

Check out the show Video or Podcast if you want to ensure that your business is popping from a spiritual perspective. DEFINITELY tune in for next week’s show, too!

Please share your comments about the show, spiritual entrepreneurship and your personal path of spiritual discovery and healing with regards to living on purpose and in business!

Are you inspired by this blog? Please support my efforts with a contribution to the Capital Campaign for Healing Truth Center today! Thank you!

With BOLD BLAZING HOT L.O.V.E. (Light Opulence Victory Eternal™)

~SHAWNA MARIE~

SHAWNA MARIE is a Spiritual Leader, psychotherapist and author. She hosts the Living in Spiritual Perspective Show at HealingTruthCenter.com and provides consultations to empower others to their greatest potential.

Copyright 2011. All rights reserved.

Romance And Finance

03/26/2011

Romance & Finance Event Panel

L-R: Ryan, Jacquette, Tiffany, Kazi, Lyshaan, Dominique, Frank & Shawna

I’ve been attending and participating in Together Apart LIVE Convos with Chris ‘Kazi’ Rolle for a year now. Always entertaining, these events provide a space for dynamic discussions and a group healing process that is tremendously powerful. Last Saturday’s LIVE Convo: Romance & Finance held at the New York Open Center was phenomenal!

Presented by Together Apart in collaboration with Acacia Unlimited and PlanIt Brooklyn, Romance & Finance featured a distinguished panel of financial experts: Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, Lyshaan “LA” Hall, Ryan Mack, Frank Mesa and Jacquette M. Timmons, along with hosts: Chris Kazi Rolle and Dominique Reese.  Yours truly served as In-House Therapist as the collective participated in four rounds of conversation exploring how money affects and can potentially strengthen relationships. There were lots of resources and insights shared about financial well-being as well, which was great! The DVD is forthcoming so you, too, can reap the benefits of this amazing event.  Meanwhile, peep the event photo flashback video and ponder these points from the evening.

1. “Money is never just about money.” ~Jacquette M. Timmons
Money is related to just about every aspect of living, from meeting basic needs to our beliefs, moods, motivation, relationships, access to resources and more. I loved Jacquette’s points about considering the deeper issues that are often related to our relationship and understanding about money. She also hit on a key point about the three pools of money to be considered in a relationship: Mine, Yours and Ours, noting that negotiating how best to manage these three pots is usually where most of the money drama happens in relationships. Jacquette shares insights about how to create a healthy relationship with your money and your mate in her book Financial Intimacy.

2.  “Money is symbolic of other issues; it’s a magnifier and it is also a tool.”  ~Tiffany Aliche
Whether a soul is experiencing a lack of money or an abundance of money, their money situation will amplify whatever the deeper issues are at play with the individual and also in their relationships. If someone is insecure or unhappy, more money will magnify their insecurities and no money will do the same. Money in and of itself is neither bad nor good and doesn’t “make” someone better or worse. It’s a tool that, when used with skill and mastery can serve to bless you and others. Tiffany talks about how to utilize money as a tool in her book The One Week Budget.

3. “There’s nothing wrong with being ignorant. It’s staying ignorant that’s the problem.” ~Ryan Mack
Ryan was able to add a lot to the conversation about the importance of financial literacy and doing better in our financial evolution by setting goals and taking action towards reaching them. I especially appreciated his comments about communication and teamwork in relationships, both when dating and as you evolve into a more serious commitment.  He encouraged participants to let their partners into their process of achieving financial well-being. Ryan shared plenty of resources, too, that I wasn’t able to write down fast enough so you’ll have to visit his website and check out his book Living in The Village.

I could probably write an entire book on the various insights shared at this event as audience members and panelists had so much to add to the conversation, especially on the relationship tip. All in all, everyone seemed to agree that financial well-being is a necessary step and an ongoing process for all of us before, during and after relationships. We likely have some relational and financial traumas to heal from in order to be our best as individuals and as couples. Let’s go ahead and be honest about that and utilize the resources that are available to us for financial and relational evolution.

My Suggestions?

  1. Take the time to evaluate where you are emotional around money and relationships.
  2. Consider your vision for financial and relational well-being.
  3. Create goals around achieving that vision (including accessing resources and support).
  4. Follow-up with concrete action steps and track your progress at regular intervals.
  5. Be open to the dynamic and individualized roles and experiences that you are newly evolving into now in your finances and in your relationship. (As a couple, the key word is “we” so this process will be an ongoing “we thing.”)

By the way relationships are about relating, communicating, sharing, coordinating and collaborating. Above and beyond the superficial stuff, there’s another soul with whom you are journeying on the path of life. Enjoy it. Take your time. Always stay on your growing edge to evolve in all aspects of your life, individually and collectively. The same way that money magnifies, marriage magnifies, too. It is a legally binding financial agreement that is not to be entered into lightly. Once committed, the work is going to be around continually growing into the best “we” in all aspects of your lives: health, career, relationships, finances and spirituality.

What would you like to add to the conversation about romance and finance? If you came out to the event and have some points to add, feel free to post. All are welcome to share your thoughts and questions below. I’ll reply back as soon as I can.

With BOLD BLAZING HOT L.O.V.E. (Light Opulence Victory Eternal)

~SHAWNA MARIE~

SHAWNA MARIE is a Spiritual Leader, psychotherapist and author. She is the CEO of HealingTruthCenter and provides consultations to empower others to their greatest potential.

Copyright 2011. All rights reserved.

Who new that Kim Kardashian would be on CNN talking about a practice that one of my dear spiritual teachers had taught me over a decade ago? I know! I’m just as surprised as you!

Apparently, every year Kim and her mother sit down and make a list of everything that they are ready to experience in the coming year including at least one thing that seems “almost impossible,” she told Piers Morgan the other night. Now I do not watch much TV, but every time that I do… I chose to believe that there is a special message to tap my consciousness for the better. (That’s what I tell myself and that is what I expect!)

When Piers asked the young multimillionaire if this works for her, she replied, “Oh absolutely! (Giggle-Giggle.) Every year we accomplish everything on our list, EVEN the things we’d thought were impossible.” Humph. How about that?

I surely cannot tell you what else she said after that because I instantly had a flash back moment to the many years that I’d attended the Church of the Holy Spirit  for our New Year’s Eve Services with Rev. Dr. Christopher Bazemore walking all of the community members through the process of creating our lists in answer to the question: What are you ready to realize in your experience this year? We would then pray over our lists, put them in our Bibles and develop the habit of re-affirming the fulfillment of those desires each time we touched our Bibles. (On average, we’re talking about AT LEAST twice a day.)

Reflecting back, I have to admit that just about everything on those lists sure enough came to fulfillment each and every year.  So… ya better believe I’m going to do THAT after I finish typing this blog.

Thank you Kim Kardashian!  I am conceiving BIG y’all, for with God ALL things are possible. Right?

Who’s with me?

PROSPERITY NOW!

Let’s go!

Are you inspired by this blog? Please support my efforts with a contribution to the Capital Campaign for Healing Truth Center today! Thank you!

With BOLD BLAZING HOT L.O.V.E. (Light Opulence Victory Eternal)

~SHAWNA MARIE~
www.HealingTruthCenter.com

P.S. Go see what’s new and popping over at HealingTruthCenter.com. I’ve posted new videos, podcasts and events. Plus I’ll be kicking off the Meditation Series of shows on Saturday morning.

SHAWNA MARIE is a Spiritual Leader, psychotherapist and author. She hosts the Living in Spiritual Perspective Show at HealingTruthCenter.com and provides consultations to empower others to their greatest potential.

Copyright 2011. All rights reserved.

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